Calls for Papers - Part 12

posted by maximilian hartmuth on 2005/07/30 11:01

[ Calls for Papers ]

The Vilnius-based Center for Studies of the Culture and History of East European Jews has announced a Call for Papers for the international conference "Jewish Space in Central and Eastern Europe" (May 8-9, 2006). "Jewish Space" is herein defined as "diverse forms of life and relations developing in the rich context of urbanism, social life, economic expression, and coexistence with the non-Jewish world". Deadline for Abstracts: December 20, 2005. ---
Center for Studies of the Culture and History of East European Jews,
Vilnius, in cooperation with Lithuanian Institute of History, Vilnius
08.05.2006-09.05.2006, Vilnius
Deadline: 20.12.2005

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

JEWISH SPACE IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE: DAY-TO-DAY HISTORY

Vilnius, 8-9 MAY 2006

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Center for Studies of the Culture and History of East European Jews in cooperation with the Lithuanian Institute of History invites to participate in the second international scientific conference on 8-9 May 2006. The topic of the conference is Jewish Space in Central and Eastern Europe: Day-to-day History. The key aim of the conference is to discuss the peculiarities of Jewish social life and the forms of their everyday expression.

The organizers of the conference perceive Jewish space as diverse forms of life and relations developing in the rich context of urbanism, social life, economic expression, and coexistence with the non-Jewish world. Having undergone various transformations, the Jewish space has preserved its authenticity and individuality. The organizers of the conference are interested in the distinction of the Jewish space, its representation in everyday life, and the communication with non-Jewish environment.

The reports presenting the following sections of Jewish space are welcome:

- "Regular" and "unusual" Jewish space: town (Jewish street, Jewish quarter, ghetto); shtetl; village; agricultural settlement; grange.

- Types of community (kahal, lesser kahal ("podkahalek")) and peculiarities of traditional life determined by them (range of authority of vaad, rabbinic court, and community rabbi; choice of the burial-ground); the activities of social, educational and cultural institutions.

- Space of communication: store and delivery trade, market, fair, tavern and inn, coaching inns and travels, the institution of rent, mutual assistance, leisure and entertainment (salons, clubs, sport).

The organizers of the conference:

Center for Studies of the Culture and History of East European Jews,
Lithuanian Institute of History

Dates and place of the conference:

8-9 May 2006, Vilnius

Working languages of the conference: English and Russian. The length of the speech - 20 minutes. Presenters' travelling and accommodation expenses will be reimbursed. Conference proceedings are to be published (in English).

Presenters are asked to send the topic and an abstract of the presentation (in English or Russian, up to 300 words) by e-mail: info@jewishstudies.lt until 20 December 2005. The Organizing Committee of the conference will announce the list of the presenters and inform the participants until 20 February 2006.

Organizing Committee:

Jurgita Verbickiene - Center for Studies of the Culture and History of East European Jews
Larisa Lempertiene - Center for Studies of the Culture and History of East European Jews
Darius Staliunas - Lithuanian Institute of History
Vladas Sirutavicius - Lithuanian Institute of History, Institute of
International Relations and Political Science

For more information contact: Center for Studies of the Culture and History of East European Jews, tel.: +37052623707, e-mail: info@jewishstudies.lt.

Jurgita Verbickiene
Center for Studies of the Culture and History of East Europe
Sv.Ignoto 5, Vilnius, LT-01120, Lithuania
Tel/fax +370 5 2623707

info@jewishstudies.lt

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